1. How Eric Ebron Projects into a Jimmy Graham Role for the Lions Offense

    No one will be questioning the Detroit Lions ' selection of North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron at No...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 9,419 reads 39 comments

  2. 2014 NFL Draft: Breaking Down the NFC North Post-Draft

    The 2014 NFL draft has positioned all four teams in the NFC North for a rebound next season. All 32 teams in the NFL feel a sense of improvement after a draft, but the four in ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 33,967 reads 443 comments

  3. Chicago Bears 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    Loaded with needs on the defensive side, the Chicago Bears entered the 2014 NFL draft with their eyes on fixing what can only be considered a train wreck of a defense from a year ago...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 21,584 reads 65 comments

  4. Detroit Lions 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Detroit Lions entered the 2014 NFL draft as a franchise that probably felt like it was one solid class of picks away from finally getting over the hump...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 15,243 reads 65 comments

  5. Minnesota Vikings 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Minnesota Vikings entered the 2014 NFL draft needing to find both a franchise quarterback and help for the league's worst scoring defense from a season ago. Check and check...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 17,925 reads 27 comments

  6. Green Bay Packers 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Green Bay Packers used their nine picks in the 2014 NFL draft to both bolster a disappointing defense and add to the weapons surrounding quarterback Aaron Rodgers ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 32,595 reads 92 comments

  7. Ted Thompson, Packers Find Next Second-Round Gem WR in Davante Adams

    When Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson takes receivers in the second round, he usually hits home runs...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 7,577 reads 9 comments

  8. Packers Solve Roster's Biggest Need with Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

    He would never admit it, but Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson all but forced himself into taking a safety high in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 8,741 reads 48 comments

  9. With Eric Ebron Now in Play, Matthew Stafford Primed for Bounce-Back Season

    An offseason of rebuilding the support staff around quarterback Matthew Stafford culminated Thursday night when the Detroit Lions selected North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 4,576 reads 16 comments

  10. Chicago Bears Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    General manager Phil Emery and the Chicago Bears will be tasked with invigorating an aging, depleted defense and filling in the gaps on an otherwise dominant offense during the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 9,783 reads 22 comments

  11. Green Bay Packers Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    Ted Thompson's 10th draft as the Green Bay Packers ' general manager will be vital for turning a team in the second tier of the NFC back into one of the conference's elite clubs...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 16,421 reads 35 comments

  12. Detroit Lions Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    Possibly no team with a new head coach is more talented than the Detroit Lions , but it's still general manager Martin Mayhew's job to give newcomer Jim Caldwell even more to work with in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 6,921 reads 29 comments

  13. Minnesota Vikings Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    The next—and possibly most important—phase of the Minnesota Vikings ' makeover under new head coach Mike Zimmer is undoubtedly the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 13,515 reads 31 comments

  14. Dream Fits in the 1st and 2nd Rounds for Each Team in the NFC North

    The first and second rounds of the 2014 NFL draft are where the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings can all take the biggest strides toward next season's NFC North title...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 522 reads 1 comments

  15. NFL Draft 2014: Biggest Negative Surrounding Each of the Top QB Prospects

    The quarterback position is always the most scrutinized in a given draft, but two extra weeks added before the 2014 NFL draft has ensured that any flaw—tangible or not, football ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 18,669 reads 66 comments

  16. Jermichael Finley Flying Under the Radar as Best Free Agent Still on the Market

    A career-threatening neck injury has kept tight end Jermichael Finley in the shadows of free agency, where the uncertainty of his recovery timeline has left him without as much as an offer from one of the 32 NFL teams...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 9,040 reads 16 comments

  17. Power Ranking the Trade-Up Possibilities for the Detroit Lions

    With every new prospect visit, the potential of the Detroit Lions moving up to take one of the elite talents in the 2014 NFL draft becomes more and more viable...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 5,657 reads 20 comments

  18. Chicago Bears Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    Second-year head coach Marc Trestman, $100 million quarterback Jay Cutler and a rebuilt defense will lead the Chicago Bears on a quest to dethrone the Green Bay Packers as NFC North champions in 2014...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 49,240 reads 255 comments

  19. Minnesota Vikings Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    The first season under new head coach Mike Zimmer will see the Minnesota Vikings face just four playoff teams from 2013, including only one on the road...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 33,266 reads 130 comments

  20. Detroit Lions Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    Last season's devastating collapse down the stretch caused sweeping changes for the Detroit Lions . After firing fiery head coach Jim Schwartz, the Lions hired the calm and collected ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 26,956 reads 114 comments

  21. Green Bay Packers Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    The path to a fourth straight NFC North title has been laid out for the Green Bay Packers . The NFL officially released the 2014 schedule on Wednesday...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 47,124 reads 234 comments

  22. Why Terrence Brooks Could Be the Packers' Answer at Safety in 2014 Draft

    Factoring in fit, talent and value, Florida State's Terrence Brooks could be the perfect antidote for what still ails the Green Bay Packers at safety...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 16,482 reads 31 comments

  23. Why C.J. Mosley Could Be the Steal of the 2014 NFL Draft

    A draft-day fall precipitated by his injury history could make Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley one of the best values of the 2014 class...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 37,147 reads 94 comments

  24. Envisioning How the Lions Might Use Reggie Bush and Joique Bell in 2014

    The workload may be similar, but the roles for Detroit Lions running backs Joique Bell and Reggie Bush might change ever so slightly under new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 7 months ago 9,574 reads 17 comments

  25. Packers 2014 Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions for Green Bay

    The Green Bay Packers made a rare dip into free agency this spring, but the majority of the roster upgrades for general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy will still come via the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 8 months ago 26,458 reads 63 comments